Ein lautes Hola! für das brandneue Boutique Hostel mit 5 Sterne Auszeichnung. Das Caravan BAöffnete seine Türen im März 2017 und somit haben alle Budget Traveler ein neues Zuhause in der Metropole Buenos Aires. Gelegen im trendigen Stadtteil Palermo SOHO, begrüßt dich dieses Familien-Projekt mit viel Charme, einem Pool und endlosen Aktivitäten. Ein Besuch von Hostelgeeks.
What we cover:1. The 5 Stars of Caravan BA
2. How to book and compare rates
3. All room types to choose from
4. Neighborhood and location
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Auch das Caravan BA überzeugte uns mit seinem Charme, den Aktivitäten und der Persönlichkeit, die diese Unterkunft mit sich bringt. Auch in Córdoba, Argentinien, gibt es ein besonderes Hostels, das du dir unbedingt anschauen musst. Es ist das Onas Hostel & Suites mit seinem Pool, dem unglaublichen Design, der Bar, Kino und mehr.
Das Caravan BA verfügt über die kleine Anzahl von 28 Betten und ist somit ein kleines, intimes Hostel. Es ist umgeben von zahlreichen Cafés, Restaurants, Märkten und mehr. Und so kannst du neben dem argentinischen Flair im Caravan BA auch das echte, lokale Leben außerhalb des Hostels erleben. Im Hostel gibt es viele Gründe, die dich hier halten werden. Der Swimming Pool ist perfekte zur Abkühlung, der große, grüne Garten mit seinem Volleyball und Fußballnetz lädt zum kicken ein und das Hostel ist das Zuhause vieler Reisegeschichten.
Das ist noch lange nicht alles. Lokale Hilfsprojekte werden hier unterstützt, du kannst dir mit den Sprachkursen dein Spanisch aufbessern und die Stadt mit den Free Walking Tours erkunden.
Es gibt viel zu entdecken. Also, lasst uns loslegen und das Caravan BA einmal ganz genau anschauen.
Caravan BA ist ein 5 Sterne Hostel, weil …
1. Eco-friendly installations and charity collaborations
The owners of this boutique-style hostel are super creative, and you will see what we mean when you have a walk around. Many of the decorations are made of old things that have been up-cycled!
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There are also plenty of Eco-friendly installations within Caravan BA Hostel. It is solar panel central, including the use of a solar water purifier for the pool. This allows for clean water only all year round; avoiding chemicals and saving your skin all at once.
Keep those lights turned off thanks to the many windows and natural light, and enjoy guilt-free electricity in the evening thanks to energy-saving bulbs. As for during the day, why not grab a rental bike, save on fuel and head off into the city to discover what is has to offer on two wheels?
The bikes at Caravan BA are cool! They look like the bikes at the Most Art Boutique Hostel.
But wait; there is another fantastic sustainability effort from this amazing hostel. Their links with social charity projects are strong, and they want their guests to get involved too. So, if you fancy helping build homes for the needy, or have unwanted clothes to donate during your stay – you’ve come to the perfect place.
If you time it right you may well also catch the Argentinean market that is held at Caravan BA once a month. There’s no doubt you’ll love the food, sweets and designer clothes on offer.
2. Porteña home with multicultural environment
The design of Caravan BA is full of love and passion, created by the owners themselves. With design in mind, they wanted to create both a cosy ‘porteña’ home and a multicultural place, which everyone is welcome to enjoy. It’s always great when the owners of a hostel are well traveled, and it is no exception here.
You may be asking “why”? Well, experienced travelers know what is expected, necessary and important within a hostel. Book yourself into a room here, and you’ll find comfy beds with a lamp and plugs, your very own locker and exclusive bathrooms. Here is an overview of the different room types at hostels.
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Buenos Aires is an amazing, yet slightly chaotic place and a little nature wouldn’t go amiss. That’s why at Caravan BA you not only have a swimming pool to cool off in, but a garden to enjoy. The tables are a perfect place to sit after a big day out exploring, or feel free to grab a book from the library and let the chill-axing commence!
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Whether you are in a dorm or private room, you will enjoy the terrace, balcony and/or garden views. Once again the large windows allow for plenty of natural light, and the bold paint scheme will really brighten your day.
To quote the décor in one of the rooms:
“Out your bad vibes”– we love it!
3. Modern, cool and homely
Caravan BA is a beautiful mix of a hotel and porteña home. Taking important aspects of a hotel – modern, cool, clean facilities and safety – and mixing it with a family atmosphere of a porteña home, is truly wonderful. In fact, it is what makes this boutique hostel so unique.
However, we haven’t mentioned the third ingredient: Hostel magic, none the less!
And this 5 Star Hostel has a lot of magic up its sleeve. Throw together special events, a garden bar, swimming pool, a big kitchen and a meeting place, and it is a recipe for some seriously good times.
When the day comes to a close, rest assured that the variety of private and shared rooms will satisfy your needs. Try not to oversleep in the comfy beds and make it down in time for the buffet breakfast.
What makes this breakfast unique is that it is prepared with local ingredients, and homemade by the ‘Mama’ of the hostel, aka Viviana.
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4. Plunge into the Argentinian Culture
The social space at Caravan BA is ready for travelers and locals alike to get to know each other. Their super cool garden-bar is just one amazing space. Here there are yummy cocktails and a variety of domestic and international beers on offer. For the staff at Caravan BA, all guests are welcome, whether it is an intrepid traveler or a porteño (local).
Within the hostel walls, special events are organized each week such as ‘asado’ (a typical Argentinian barbecue), Sunday-soccer and movie nights in the comfy TV room. Talking about movies, some of the 5 Star Hostels have even a cinema room:
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If however, you fancy stepping outside to continue the social vibes then look no further. Locals and friends of the owners organize free walking tours for their guests, so now you can discover the city in a more relaxed manner.
There are also Spanish lessons provided by a cool, local language school. Either arrange to join in at the school itself for a small amount or learn a new language in the comfort of the hostel.
5. Passion for connecting people from all over the globe
There is a real team atmosphere at Caravan BA. It is in fact brand new, boutique and bursting full of passion from the inside out. How do we know?
Well, the staff tell us so through their beautiful design of the place, and their wanderlust spirit. In fact, we are going to stop right there and finish with a quote from the family themselves:
“We are absolutely sure that a place, a route, a story, a person, can change a journey and a destiny.“
– Caravan team
Furthermore, they say:
„It happened to us. And that’s why we are here; building our dream. We bet on our city, and while our guests come to visit it, we focus on what we think is one of the most impactful parts of traveling: connecting and meeting with people from all over the globe.
We work as a team and with real passion, creating a happy environment and always wanting to make every guest feel the best possible way!“
Enough said, right?